Flo MacIntyre will make her debut for Moreton Bay United against Capalaba tonight (8.30pm) - but she is no stranger to Wolter Park.
In January, the 20-year-old from New Zealand played her first match in Australia for Lions against Jets in a pre-season match at our home ground.
Three months later Flo is back, after six games playing at centre back with Lions, saying she is “really excited” about the challenges ahead.
Lions had the maximum three international players registered when Flo joined them, covering for Mariel Hecher who was still with Brisbane Roar.
Hecher has now joined Lions, so Flo has signed for Jets, but said: “Those two or three months training and playing with them has set me up well.”
“Having spoken to Dave (Da Silva), my coaches in New Zealand and Rob (Askew, Lions coach) I think this is a really good move for me.
“I’ve seen the results, it looks really promising here. I’ve been told the girls are really good and there’s a great environment. I’m really excited.”
Jets coach Dave Da Silva is delighted with the signing saying he is “really impressed” and Flo is “a great fit for the club”.
Most of her career has been in central midfield, but Lions needed a central defender so she moved. It may also be her position with Jets.
“I like to play fast and I’m quite vocal, which I find helps the team and myself …. it keeps me engaged,” said Flo, who is studying microbiology and genetics at UQ.
“I like to lead from the back and have the game in front of me, but my main goal is to focus on my role in the team and improve.”
Flo started playing at the age of six and represented her high school in Nelson, Tasman United in the South Island Premier League and the Tasman regional team.
She then crossed the Cook Strait to join Wairarapa United in Wellington’s Women’s League and for three years was with the Central Football Federation in the New Zealand National Women’s League.
Jets' Under 23s face Capalaba Under 23s at Wolter Park tonight, kick-off 6.30pm.